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The Night Listener (P.S.)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

I'm a fabulist by trade, warns Gabriel Noone, a late-night radio storyteller, as he begins to untangle the skeins of his tumultuous life: his crumbling ten-year love affair, his disaffection from his Southern father, his longtime weakness for ignoring reality. Gabriel's most sympathetic listener is Pete Lomax, a thirteen-year-old fan in Wisconsin whose own horrific past has left him wise and generous beyond his years. But when this virtual father-son relationship is rocked by doubt, a desperate search for the truth ensues. Welcome to the complex, vertiginous world of The Night Listener.

Review:

"Maupin's characters are wonderfully alive and memorable, and The Night Listener is Maupin's most accomplished work to date." The Denver Post

Review:

"The long awaited new novel by the irresistible Armistead Maupin — the writer with the map of the human heart tattooed on his brain." Vanity Fair

Review:

"A page-turner...holds our interest in a vise grip." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Maupin's squeaky clean style, seductive sentimentality, and gift for disarming patter make for a most appealing read, a kind of, not magic realism, but pretty, magical melodrama." Booklist

Review:

"A master stylist...Maupin weaves an exquisitely plotted page-turner that manages to flash like a disco ball while charting the emotional depths of that peculiarly queer need for the fantastic." Out

Review:

"Armistead Maupin knows how to write stories that keep the reader hungry...Mr. Maupin demonstrates the same addictive knack with his novel The Night Listener....By both flirting with and flouting the rules of the whodunit, the author manages to generate plenty of suspense while leaving many essential mysteries very mysterious indeed." Dallas Morning News

Review:

"Engaging...both a mystery and a meditation on the mutability of identity." Time

Review:

"In his new novel, The Night Listener, he takes Hitchcock one step further, building a literary house of mirrors, window-dressing it as a mystery and leaving the reader guessing from the second page." Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Maupin fills the book with interesting characters and invididual scenes of great power....A superior entertainment." Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinal

About the Author

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, and Further Tales of the City have been the basis of three highly acclaimed TV miniseries. He is also the author of Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, and Maybe the Moon. His new novel, Michael Tolliver Lives, will be published in Summer 2007.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061120206
Author:
Maupin, Armistead
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Armistead Maupin
Subject:
Gay
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In - General
Subject:
Media Tie-In - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Abused children
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Film and Television-Novelization
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.77 in 14.56 oz

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Product details 400 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061120206 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Maupin's characters are wonderfully alive and memorable, and The Night Listener is Maupin's most accomplished work to date."
"Review" by , "The long awaited new novel by the irresistible Armistead Maupin — the writer with the map of the human heart tattooed on his brain."
"Review" by , "A page-turner...holds our interest in a vise grip."
"Review" by , "Maupin's squeaky clean style, seductive sentimentality, and gift for disarming patter make for a most appealing read, a kind of, not magic realism, but pretty, magical melodrama."
"Review" by , "A master stylist...Maupin weaves an exquisitely plotted page-turner that manages to flash like a disco ball while charting the emotional depths of that peculiarly queer need for the fantastic."
"Review" by , "Armistead Maupin knows how to write stories that keep the reader hungry...Mr. Maupin demonstrates the same addictive knack with his novel The Night Listener....By both flirting with and flouting the rules of the whodunit, the author manages to generate plenty of suspense while leaving many essential mysteries very mysterious indeed."
"Review" by , "Engaging...both a mystery and a meditation on the mutability of identity."
"Review" by , "In his new novel, The Night Listener, he takes Hitchcock one step further, building a literary house of mirrors, window-dressing it as a mystery and leaving the reader guessing from the second page."
"Review" by , "Maupin fills the book with interesting characters and invididual scenes of great power....A superior entertainment."
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